Recording Lessons


I can teach you how to make high quality recordings on your computer.

Recording software on computer screen

The first recorder I used was a 5” reel to reel with a small square microphone. Recordings were recognizable but not musical. A better microphone made a large improvement.

Small reel-to-reel tape recorder Microphone.

A Sony 1/4” machine with “sound on sound” opened up a new world, multi-tracking. Multi noise followed shortly.

Sony reel-to-reel tape recorder

Eventually used 8 tracks became affordable, however tape was expensive. An outboard mixer and effects were required.

Tascam reel-to-reel recorder Eight-channel mixer

The cassette multi track was compact and cheap to operate but didn't have the sound of the 1/2” 8 track. With care good recordings could be made, noise reduction made a world of difference. A separate mixer and effects were still required.

4-Track Cassette Recorder

Condenser microphones from asia have made condenser mics affordable.

Condenser microphones

A steady hand, a good soldering iron, and $5 worth of caps can make a good cheap mic into a better cheap mic.

Original capacitors in inexpensive microphone Replaced capacitors in inexpensive ribbon microphone

Home studios are now affordable, compact and sound great. Mixing and effects are part of the recording software.

Home Recording Setup


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